IOTA-A Mass of Christian Burial for Elson W. Leckelt, 84, will be Friday, April 11, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iota. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery with Father Mikel Polson officiating.
Mr. Leckelt, a resident of Iota passed away on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 at Eunice Manor Nursing Home. He loved hunting, fishing, and gardening.
A loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather, he is survived by his wife, Louise P. Leckelt of Iota; five children, Elson H. Leckelt Jr. of Iota, Larry Leckelt of Iota, Richard Leckelt of Iota, Patricia Richard of Richard, and Charles Leckelt of Eunice; three brothers, Dewey Leckelt, Melvin Leckelt, and Nelvin Leckelt all of Evangeline; one sister, Lorice Cormier of Jennings; eleven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Alice Leckelt; two grandsons, Henry Leckelt, Michael Richard; two brothers, Richard and Herman Leckelt; and one sister, Annie Self.
Family request that visiting hours be observed on Thursday, April 10, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and again on Friday, April 11, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. until time of services. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday evening.
Brock Cormier, organist and soloist, will sing for the services.
On behalf of the entire staff at Ardoins Funeral Home we would like to offer you and your family our most sincere condolences for your loss.
ARDOINS FUNERAL HOMEEunice, LA